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Former Ruston, Proctor & Co. Works


Former Ruston, Proctor & Co. Works

Former site of the country's largest producer of aircraft engines during WW1.

Three main work sites in the Boultham area of the city were used by Ruston, Proctor & Co Ltd for aviation related activities. The Spike Island Works focused on aero engine production; Boultham Works produced aircraft; and the Anchor Street Works undertook aircraft related woodworking.

Types built included: BE2cs; Sopwith 1½ Strutters; Sopwith Camels; and Sopwith Snipes. The company was the country’s largest producer of aircraft engines during World War I and produced over 2,000 aircraft.

Trails at Former Ruston, Proctor & Co. Works

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